By Erika A. Kuhlman
With the explosion of women's experiences at each point of schooling, there's an expanding want for a accomplished source that recognizes their awesome contributions. A to Z of girls in international historical past is a one-volume encyclopedic connection with these awesome ladies from all over the world who've made their mark in each department of accomplishment. greater than 260 full of life, specified, and engrossing entries are grouped by means of every one woman's declare to status. every one in-depth essay comprises assets for additional studying. 3 lists of entries - alphabetically through topic identify, chronologically, and geographically - make sure that info will be simply discovered. Profiles contain: Hypatia (ca. 370-415): Alexandrian mathematician and astronomer; Anna Comnena (1083-1148): Byzantine princess and historian; Peggy Guggenhelm (1898-1979): American philanthropist and artwork client; Ana Figueroa (1908-1970): Chilean feminist and educator; Sonja Henle (1912-1969): Norwegian Olympic gold medal skater; Zheng Xlaoying (1929-present): chinese language conductor; Oriana Fallaci (1930-present): Italian political journalist; Wangarl Muta Maathal (1940-present): Kenyan biologist and environmentalist.
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Lady Hester Stanhope’s taste for adventure began while in the care of her grandmother, Lady Chatham, in Somerset, England. Here, she became famous as a horsewoman, especially her ability to train recalcitrant horses that others had deemed untrainable. ” She was the daughter of Lord Charles Mahon, third earl of Stanhope, and Lady Hester Pitt, whose father was the first earl of Chatham, William Pitt the Elder (1708–78). During her early thirties, she kept house and acted as a secretary to William Pitt the Younger (1759–1806), her uncle.
The coach doubted her ability to play any kind of 18 sport because of her polio. She convinced him to let her join the team, promising to work out every morning for 10 minutes before the team began practice. Rudolph developed into a fine player. During her sophomore year, she scored 803 points in 25 games, a new state record for a girls’ team. Ed Temple, the coach at Tennessee State University, spotted her in one of her games. Rudolph’s school, Burt High School in Clarksville, lacked funding and did not have a girls’ track team.
She was the only naval officer to survive the defeat of the Persian armada. Herodotus commended Artemisia for her courage, or andreia in the Greek language. To exhibit andreia for a woman was literally impossible, since the word connoted manliness. Artemisia, the daughter of Lygdamis, a Halicarnassian, and a Cretan mother, had been named after the Greek warrior goddess Artemis, sister to the Greek god Apollo. E. (His name has been lost. ) Artemisia assumed the throne upon his death, becoming Artemisia I, Queen of Halicarnassus.